How is the ice holding up with all the rain? Plan on heading up tomorrow. How is the launch at Dirty Turtle? Anyone plan on heading out tomorrow?
A few years ago I remember some atvs or something went in over by the Turtle. People said at that time that that 'spot" gets bad every year. Does anyone know where that "spot" is?
Did get out on Saturday and the Ice and launch was great. Got some nice crappies, white bass and short eyes. Many of my goops spots had people on them. Had to move 5 times till we found some fish. They were deeper for me. It picked up later in the day. Guys next to us didn't catch any and left. I went over and pulled fish out of their holes. Seems like they are on or off. Crappies would scream in 4 feet off the bottom. There and gone with an occasional biter. 17 - 20 FOW.
Any info on area's that historically tend to get bad over by the turtle would be helpful.
Fished most of the day 1/5 and a few hours on 1/6. Pretty slow weekend. Covered a lot of ground. Marked a lot of fish but the bite was very slow. Mostly just jigged with lures and spikes. Caught just shy of 20 fish for the weekend. Cleaned 7. Very very slow on sunday, but overall a good weekend on the ice.
I was out yesterday Saturday the 5th out of the dirty turtle. I found a bag with 5 tipups and lights in the snow. It had been dropped before or when it snowed. The sun exposed the bag when I was fishing I noticed it near me. If you pm me the details I’ll return to the proper owner.
Moved around several times and finally found some fish. They were in much shallower water then I’ve found them the last 6-7 years. Had little luck until moved in the 7-9 fow range. I think most people are fishing far to deep. Just a thought for you to ponder.
Fished the Castle Rock today with 2 groups of guys.
We fished in 14' to 17' today had 10" of ice got sloppy at the end of the day.
Picked up 2 keeper walleyes 4 nice perch 14 crappie 2 whitebass and some shorts no gills today.
Got are fish on spoons tipped with spikes and tipdowns with Rosie's.
Launch was in good shape at the turtle.
Still have some openings if anyone wants to get out.
Have Fun Be Safe!
Drove atv off turtle. No problems there. 4”-6” of snow on top of ice. A good 10” of ice where I fished. 7:30-12:30. Fished with my son and daughter in 17fow on channel edge. Slower day. One decent walleye, one 11” crappie, one good sized white, and 6 shorts.all fish on deadstick w/ minnow and hook except crappie.(buckshot and minnow head).
It wasn’t catching fish that mattered today. To get out with my two kids ( 20 and 25 years old) was a treat. We laughed and talked about trips we had when they was much younger. I was amazed at the memories they had and am grateful I dragged them out there when they was younger.
Peace and Good Fishing,
Bounce around for 4 hours only marked a few fish. Pulled the plug and went to plan B... Good thing I did the rock is a dead sea..wasted my morning out there lots of people having the same luck..if you want to enjoy the weather go out if you want fish go somewhere else.